Forest County Potawatomi http://wxpr.org en Tribe Builds Renewable Energy Plant http://wxpr.org/post/tribe-builds-renewable-energy-plant <p>A new waste recycling plant built by the Forest County Potawatomi is up and running. &nbsp;The&nbsp;Milwaukee facility turns organic material into electricity that’s sold to WE Energies.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Project Manager Charlie </span>Opferman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the $20-million facility converts food waste into methane gas using tanks full of bacteria.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10017 at http://wxpr.org Tribe Builds Renewable Energy Plant Group Working To Stop Kenosha Casino http://wxpr.org/post/group-working-stop-kenosha-casino <P>A group opposing more off-reservation gambling casinos is hoping a recent federal policy change won't mean a new casino in Kenosha.</P> <P>The Bureau of Indian Affairs has given it's blessing to a Menominee Tribe proposal to put in a large casino-hotel complex at the former Dairyland Greyhound Racing track in Kenosha. The move is opposed by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, which has operated a lucrative casino in Milwaukee for many years.</P> <P>Brian Nemoir is Executive Director of "Enough Already", based in Delafied. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:00:07 +0000 Ken Krall 7117 at http://wxpr.org Group Working To Stop Kenosha Casino Federal Approval For Off-Reservation Casino Divides Tribes http://wxpr.org/post/federal-approval-reservation-casino-divides-tribes <p>The Forest County Potawatomi tribe is condemning another tribe’s proposal for an off reservation casino approved Friday by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.&nbsp;</p><p>The Menominee tribe wants to build a gaming facility in Kenosha.&nbsp; But Potawatomi Spokesperson George Ermert says the area falls within Potawatomi ceded territory.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Potawatomi historical lands have traditionally stretched from the tip of Door County, all along the shores of Lake Michigan.&nbsp; So for one tribe to go on another tribe’s historical lands is a very very big deal.”</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:45:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7065 at http://wxpr.org Federal Approval For Off-Reservation Casino Divides Tribes BIA Gives Nod to Menominee Tribe Kenosha Casino http://wxpr.org/post/bia-gives-nod-menominee-tribe-kenosha-casino <p>A spokesman for the Menominee Nation says the U-S Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved plans to build a casino. The proposed casino will be built at the old Dairyland Greyhound Park near Kenosha. The old racetrack has been closed since 2009.</p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:44:51 +0000 Ken Krall 6988 at http://wxpr.org BIA Gives Nod to Menominee Tribe Kenosha Casino